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"Backwater Road Series" - Haywood Barn

by feldynn Posted 7th Jun 2009 at 6:45 AM
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"Backwater Road Series"
This is a small series of houses I'm working on for TS3 that are primary wood cabin type structures, usually surrounded by trees and water.. kind of like mini lakehouses or cabins up in the mountains if you will.

Haywood Barn
Hay, there's wood too.. AND, it looks like a barn! If there was a prairie, this little house would be on it..

2 Bedroom
1 Bathroom
Kitchen / Livingroom area
Lot Size: 20x30
Lot Price: $18,103 (F) / $13,960 (Unf)

Side Notes
This is the 3rd house in my "Backwater Road" series, a small 2 bedroom cabin suitable for a couple or a family starting out. It's simple enough to be not too expensive but big enough for a young couple to start or raise a small family, even has it's very own fishing pond out back!

Have done some basic testing, everything seems in order (all objects seem to be accessable so far as I could see). If anyone finds any issues please let me know and I'll try to correct them as promptly as possible.

Lot Size: 2x3
Lot Price: $18,103
Tags: #log, #wood, #cabin, #barn, #farm, #Backwater

Number of bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

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Test Subject
#2 Old 7th Jun 2009 at 6:58 AM
Very interesting. How did you put different angles on the roofs? Last I heard (in a discussion in the forum), different angles weren't possible in Sims 3. In any case, nice work figuring out how to do it.
#3 Old 7th Jun 2009 at 9:07 AM
wow this is great thanx :D
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#4 Old 7th Jun 2009 at 4:04 PM
Originally Posted by Hidden Force
Very interesting. How did you put different angles on the roofs? Last I heard (in a discussion in the forum), different angles weren't possible in Sims 3. In any case, nice work figuring out how to do it.

Technically it's not possible to have multiple angle roof sections and adjust them all seperately, the roof angle is a global change so it resets any odd angles if you move the slider once you've got them set up. It's a little hard for me to explain too so bear with me, it's a trick I picked up from TS2 building incase that helps.

Using this house as an example I started out by roofing the whole place with the roof styles I wanted, then I adjusted the angle until the left side roof was steep enough.

Once that angle was right I removed / deleted the left roof section (i.e. the one(s) with the correct slope angle) then set the angle for the rest of the roof, after that's done I just hit the "undo" button. It replaced the deleted portion of roof including it's steeper slope angle, but doesn't reset / change the rest of the roof angle.

It takes a bit of playing with especially for bigger roofing projects since you have to delete "correct" sections then adjust other sections before "undoing" the deletes, since deleting things that are right kinda goes against the grain when you're trying to create hehe
#5 Old 7th Jun 2009 at 7:37 PM
Great! Thank you

Test Subject
#6 Old 7th Jun 2009 at 9:08 PM
Neat! Thanks for the explanation. I'll have to try it out. :D
Test Subject
#7 Old 8th Jun 2009 at 3:07 PM
Another good one, I love these cabin type homes. Perfect for my play style, thanks and keep it up. More!